CBDT asks professional institutes to train tax officials for GST

New Delhi, October 7: Eyeing the successful implementation of Goods and Services Tax (GST) across country from April 1, the government has decided to use the services of professional training institutes to train trade bodies and other stakeholders on GST.

“As GST is proposed to be rolled out by April 1, 2017, it is important to plan training on GST for trade and other stakeholders, said the Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) today. Considering the scale of the task, CBDT has decided to involve professional training institutes of repute in the process of training tax officials in the country.

The National Academy of Customs, Excise and Narcotics (NACEN) and the apex indirect tax training institute of the government, have invited EOI or expression of interest from professional institutes to be classified as approved training partners (ATPs) for imparting training on GST to the industry.

To be approved as ATPs, the institutes should have experience in fiscal and indirect tax training, CBDT said. The last date for receipt of EOIs is October 20.

After president Pranab Mukherjee accorded assent to the Constitution Amendment Bill on GST on September 8, the government had said that it will train 60,000 indirect tax officials of the Centre and states before the deadline for GST implementation.

Wefornews Bureau

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